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Homemade Natural Tick Repellent

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Ticks are nasty little creatures that burrow their legs into our flesh and feast on our blood. They can live on our skin unbeknownst to us for days and will often transmit diseases and infections – including the highly destructive Lyme’s disease. As though all that wasn’t bad enough, ticks are actually a form of arachnid. So for those of you who get squeamish of house spiders, it means you can...

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths Without Risking Your Health

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Nobody likes sharing their home with insects any more than necessary but we tend to feel even more strongly about this when said insects are taking it upon themselves to eat all our clothes. This is precisely what happens when you have an infestation of clothes moths, which is why it’s so important to get rid of them quickly. Here we will look at how to identify a clothes moths infestation...

Bedbugs and Your Health – What You Need to Know

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The thought of bedbugs is an unpleasant one, which is probably why parents have used the concept for years now to scare children just before going to sleep (a lot of parents it seems are at least mildly sadistic…). But it’s not just children who should be afraid of bedbugs; it’s an idea that most adults probably aren’t too keen on either and they’re certainly not the...

The Carpet Crawlers – What Dwells in Your Carpet

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I don’t mean to make a hypochondriac out of you, but if you knew half of the things that existed in your carpet you would think twice about eating that dropped piece of bread. Here we will look at the things that lurk in our carpets and what they can do to our health if we don’t deal with them – you might just start to see your carpet in a whole different light. The Problem With...

Childproofing Balconies and Decks

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Although decks and balconies can be a beautiful and relaxing element to any home, they can pose serious dangers for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. After all, children are naturally curious and unaware of danger, a combination that is highly precarious. Young children may easily become trapped between railings or even worse, slip through and fall. So it is important to always consider the...

Benefits of Home Humidification

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If you have a dehumidifier or bathroom fan then you will be used to removing the moisture from the air in your home. However while too much humidity and moisture in the air is undoubtedly a bad thing, you can also have too little in your home, and it’s just as important to make sure that your humidity doesn’t go below a certain threshold as it is to keep it above one. And this is...

Garbage Disposal Do's and Don'ts

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Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their garbage disposal; you flip the switch, it does its job. But there really is more to it than we realize and a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to that garbage devouring machine in your sink. You probably take for granted that your garbage disposal does its job every single time, but they do break down and are fairly pricey...

Tips to Get Rid of Sparrows

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Sparrows are cute and attractive birds that are fun to watch and will even sometimes eat crumbs out of your hands. While this may be true however, it doesn’t necessary mean that you want them in your back garden. The problem is that they aren’t supposed to be there and this means that they can damage the ecology of the garden and the balance – thereby damaging the native species there...

Waterborne Diseases in the USA

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Disease-free water is one thing that many Americans can enjoy unconditionally due to stringent control and implementation of advanced water purification technology. However things can still go wrong; sudden or gradual geological changes may affect ground water and E-coli outbreaks may still occur due to accidental contamination. Although Americans can feel confident about their clean water...

How to Filter Your Drinking Water

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You might think that water is all very much of a muchness, but the reality is that all water was not made equal and some is definitely healthier for you than the rest. Depending on where you are in the world then the source of the water will vary and while it is cleaned as it goes through sewerage this will not necessarily mean that it’s completely cleaned and perfect to drink. There are...

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